Martin Pasquier is a social media strategist based in Singapore. He is currently the head of marketing at Crowdonomic and founder and partner at Agence Tesla.
With the new year come, we hope, new projects, and possibly a need for places to work your ideas out.
You’re smart, you may even have a team, and would like to try it out without renting your own office. You’d also like to meet people, attend event and why not explore new ideas over a coffee. That’s what co-working spaces are made for, and here’s the 2013 benchmark to find yours.
|Name||Community||MRT||S$/day||S$/halftime||S$/full-time hotdesk||S$/full-time perm. desk||No. of desks||No. of meeting rooms|
|Coworking Singapore||Entrepreneurs||Mountbatten||20||150 (night & weekend)||250||400||16||2|
|Cowork @ SG // Space at 8||Entrepreneurs||Paya Lebar||24||250 (night & weekend) 400||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Cowork @ SG // Club 71||Entrepreneurs||One-Norh||24||N/A||400||520||85||1|
|Cowork @ SG // SmartSpace||Entrepreneurs||Bras Basah||30||N/A||N/A||550||130||2|
|HackerspaceSG||Hardtech||Lavender||N/A||N/A||128 – 256||512||36||0|
|The Hub||Social biz & entrepreneurs||Somerset||50||250 – 350||550||600||100||3|
|PlusConcept Space||Small & Pro||Esplanade/Bugis||50||N/A||290||490||20||N/A|
|HiredTurf||Techy & Arty||Esplanade/Bugis||50||N/A||290||490||20||N/A|
|TheCo||Growth & Overseas||Clarke Quay/City Hall||45||350||750||900||50||3|
|Plug-In@Blk71||Startups||One-North||3 months Hotdesk subject to eligibility for startups||45||3|
|Collective Works||Where creative meets corporate||Raffles Place||35||150 -700||N/A||700 – 800||57||1|
|HubQuarters@SCAPE||Youth||Somerset||Hotdesk subject to eligibility for startups & youth projects||50||4|
|Occupy||Freelancers/ Entrepreneurs/ Creatives||Bugis||15||125 (7-days counter)||250 (7-days table)||N/A||11||N/A|
Gathering this information is quite a challenge as Singapore is willing to become a hub for entrepreneurs and associated services bloom but the competition in the region is fierce, and high prices for space can make a co-working venture pivot to more sustainable activities.
We double checked with everyone of these co-working spaces about their plans, their communities, and their contact info. A few details:
While you check the quantitative figures that can make you choose one or another for budget reasons, take also into account the community, the events and the locations of these venues.
Some will prefer the quiet atmosphere and the small and tight community of MakeSpace in Lavender, or the professional mindset of PlusConcept Space. You may also want to try to co-work in the CBD thanks Collective Works, or to associate your ideas with virtual office services at Hired Turf for instance. The hardcore tech crowd will always find a second home at the Plug-In or at HackerspaceSG, while social business and events goers should better locate more centrally at the Hub. And for prisoners of the corporate world who wish to moonlight on their projects, Coworking Singapore and CoWork@SG have dedicated offers.
Overall, we can only congratulate Singapore entrepreneurs community to provide such a diversity of good spots, many of which opened in the last 12 months. Help us keep the data to date by commenting, and all the best for your new projects!
Do check them out IRL, or through social media.
229 Mountbatten Road, #02-41 Mountbatten Square, Singapore 398007
+65 6345 1285
Cowork@SG & Smartspace
8 Joo Chiat Terrace, Singapore 427181
261, Waterloo Street, #03-32, Singapore 180261
+65 6837 3530
344B King George’s Avenue Singapore 208576
166B Rochor Road, Singapore 188441
318C King George’s Avenue, Makespace @ King George’s Building, Singapore 208563
+65 6293 6275
National Youth Council Academy 113 Somerset Road, Singapore 238165
778a North Bridge Road, Singapore, Singapore 198786
+65 9750 0272
16 Purvis Street, 188595 Singapore
+65 9106 0455
883 North Bridge Road, #09-04 Southbank SOHO, Singapore 198784
+65 6631 8931
75 High Street, Singapore 179435
53 Ubi Ave 1 #B1-44, Singapore 408934
+65 6841 5197
71 Ayer Rajah Crescent, #02-18, Singapore 139951
+65 6874 1292
100 Cecil St, Singapore 069532
+65 6225 0030
3 Jalan Kledek Singapore 199259
75A Pagoda Street S(059234)
2 Orchard Link #04-01 Singapore 237978
+65 6521 6565
768 North Bridge Road Singapore 198736
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